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Ryan F. S In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues, R&b, Flamenco, Reggae, New Age, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Ryan F. S In Home In Studio
Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues, R&b, Flamenco, Reggae, New Age, Punk, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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BA, Stony Brook University, Music  //  AA, Suffolk County Community College, Music

Overview:
I have been playing guitar for approximately 10 years and have been classically trained for about 5 of those years.  I have played all over Long Island in New York, from open mics to big venues and just recently moved to the Tallahassee area.  I love playing music and love helping others discover their love as well.  I worked for a company in Nassau County, NY teaching guitar and music theory to developmentally challanged adults in a day program.  There is no musician I will turn away; my focus is guitar, but I have many instruments and can introduce the basics for many such as drums, violin, viola, cello, piano, bass guitar, as well as composition and arrangment.  I have worked with many bands, ensembles, and chamber groups, and would love the opportunity to help you achieve your musical goals.  Whatever your musical interests, I'll help you get to where you want to go.
EXPERIENCE
I have played in venues from small coffee houses to The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  I have played in many groups and ensembles as a premier performer and of course as part of the "tutti".  I have studied under Micheal Bellajonas at Suffolk County Community College and Jerry Willard at Stony Brook University in my classical guitar studies.  I maintain a violin/guitar duet with my wife, who is on her way to becoming a music educator.  As stated previously I have been playing guitar for around 10 years and started my classical training with Professor Bellajonas near 5 years ago.  I've taught all different types of students and am very open and patient to everyone's needs.
METHODS USED
I strongly believe that everyone is very different.  Learning styles and musical goals are very much a part of this.  Some find reading from a book helps them, so for most students I begin by recommending "A Modern Method For Guitar" from the Berklee Press, however for others a book is not as helpful as listening to some music and watching someone play.  I like to introduce as much theory as is desired from the student because theory is a very important part of the musical process.  Depending on musical interest, we can work with different genre's and pieces to promote specific techniques and practice routines.
LESSON STYLE
Every lesson is wrapped up with an obtainable goal for the next week.  This will entirely depend on the student's level and individual goals for the instrument. Everyone has the end product in mind when it comes to learning an instrument.  When someone picks up a Guitar, the learning process is not the first thing they think of: they think of the stage and sounding like their heroes. I'm here to remind my students all that there should never be an end; music is a never ending journey! It's good to imagine the ultimate goal and those bright stage lights, but one must walk before one can run. "In the eyes of those who anxiously seek perfection, a work is never truly completed, but abandoned" - Paul Valéry
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